Resource Deployment Officer

Devon & Cornwall Police
Middlemoor, Exeter
Starting at £19,521
25 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Resource Deployment Officer

Job Type: Permanent

Duration: Permanent

Number of Positions: 5

Number of Hours: 37

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a part-time basis and are willing to consider any proposed flexible working patterns subject to business need.

Post Number: 1446

Based at: Police Headquarters, Middlemoor, Exeter

Candidates who have previously been unsuccessful at assessment centre within the last six months, need not to apply on this occasion.

Host Force:

As you are aware, the police forces of Devon & Cornwall and Dorset have established a Strategic Alliance to provide a single service within certain functions across the three counties. Some of our current departments will be hosted by Devon and Cornwall Police and others by Dorset Police. As a consequence employment in this advertised role may at some point transfer to Dorset Police following the principles laid down by TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Regulations 2006). In most cases this will not necessitate a change in location. Proposals for which force is to ‘host' a given function and the arrangements to implement any new structure across a business area are at various stages and applicants for this role will be updated accordingly throughout the recruitment process.

Principal Responsibility.

The principal responsibility of the role is the provision of a radio service to the Force through the dispatching of police resources to a range of incidents; answering emergency calls and making decisions in relation to the grading against Force policy

Grade and Salary.

The commencing salary will be within Grade 4 starting at £19,521 rising by yearly increments to a maximum of £21,618.


This post attracts a shift allowance of 20% and weekend working allowance (which is claimable) (current shift patterns are under review).  This post is shift working covering 24/7 over 365 days a year.

Candidates should also note that the start and finish time of shifts can vary slightly subject to business needs, all changes will be made in line with the Police Staff Council Handbook.  

Closing date: Friday 16 December 2016

Interview / Assessment Date: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January 2017

Additional information

Candidates should make themselves available for the above assessment and interview date as there are no other dates available.

Owing to significant training investment and in order to provide resilience, this post is subject to a minimum two year tenure period. This means you will be unable to apply for any vacancies for a period of two years from the commencement of your appointment. 

If you are currently a Call Handler and are still in your two year tenure period you are not eligible to apply on this occasion.

This post is also subject to a 12 month probation period.

If you are currently receiving Gray and Pay pay protection, please indicate this on the front of your application form.

Job Contact Details:

For any queries in relation to this role please use the link below.         

How to apply:

A completed Police Staff application, along with an attendance criteria* form should be submitted as detailed within the application form.

Completed applications along with an attendance criteria form and vetting form (Agency workers only*) should be submitted in the first instance to:*

Or by post to:

People Services Centre (Resourcing), Police HQ, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ

*If submitting your application electronically, and are successful at shortlisting, you will be required to sign your application and vetting forms at interview.

*Please note, serving Agency Workers and Specials must submit an external attendance criteria form with their application.

Although requested on the vetting form, please do not submit ID documentation with your completed vetting form.  If you are called for interview you will need to provide ID documentation at the assessment centre.

Existing Special Constables do not need to submit a vetting form.

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